It's as though they despise democracy
We have come to accept the right of ministers to treat parliament with contempt, writes Gene Kerrigan
It was surprising, watching Richard Bruton at work last week, treating the Dail as though answering questions was beneath him.
And a little bit shocking. There are people in the Dail who are chancers, grabbers, space fillers and time servers. Bruton has never been one of those.
Bruton is an intelligent, capable politician. He's a Fine Gael TD in my constituency, and he's known as a hard worker. He is not a stroker. He appears to be a man of goodwill who treats his constituents with respect.